Explosion, Fire Reported At Arkansas Nuclear Plant: Blaze At Arkansas Nuclear One Near Russellville Contained [PHOTO]

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The Arkansas Nuclear 1 Plant near Russellville Wikimedia Commons

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UPDATE 10:56 a.m. EST: A transformer is believed to be the source of the fire. Someone who lives near the power plant reported hearing a "loud, ground-shaking explosion and then saw smoke," according to Russellville newspaper the River Valley Leader.

Original story:

A fire and possible explosion rocked a nuclear plant Monday morning in Arkansas.

The Courier News, a paper that covers the area around Russellville, Ark., reported there was a fire at the nearby Arkansas Nuclear One facility.

A spokeswoman for the Arkansas power company Entergy told the paper that the fire is “contained.”

Meanwhile, reports of an explosion at the nuclear plant were reported by the Twitter breaking news account @PzFeed

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